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Chico State Giving Day

Challenge & Bonus Gifts

What is Giving Day without a little competition? Thanks to generous contributions from members of the University Foundation Board of Governors and the Tower Society, we have a number of special rewards to unlock throughout Giving Day on March 3, 2021.

Just Added! Late to Class Challenge

March 3 might be over but there’s still time for your gift to count for Giving Day!

There’s a lot going on in the world and maybe you meant to give… you were going to get to that later and forgot… sometimes, you just show up late. We get it! That’s why we're announcing one last matching gift opportunity—the Late to Class Challenge.

An anonymous alumna has decided to personally match every gift to any cause that comes in today (until 11:59 p.m. March 4) dollar for dollar up to $5,000. That’s right, you show up late and we’re still going to double your money!

Don't pass up this opportunity—find your cause and give now!

’Cats Give Back Challenge

When the total number of gifts on Chico State Giving Day hits the milestone amount, bonus money is unlocked for the Chico State Fund to meet the University’s greatest needs. 

  • 1,000 gifts = $5,000  
    • Unlocked!
  • 2,000 gifts = $10,000 
    • Unlocked!  
  • 3,000 gifts = $20,000 

Chico State Fund Challenges

  • When the Chico State Fund reaches $10,000 in donations, $5,000 in bonus money is unlocked for the fund. 
    • Unlocked!
  • When the Chico State Fund reaches $25,000, an additional $10,000 in bonus money is unlocked for the fund! 
    • Unlocked!

Race to Unlock the Map

We know our Wildcats make an impact around the country, so let’s see that support! When 25 gifts are received from each region, $2,500 in bonus money is unlocked for the Chico State Fund. Help us unlock all six regions and win $15,000 to support student success! 

  • Pacific: Unlocked! (25/25) 
  • Rocky Mountain:Unlocked! (25/25) 
  • Southwest:Unlocked! (25/25) 
  • Midwest:Unlocked! (25/25) 
  • Northeast: Unlocked! (25/25) 
  • Southeast: Unlocked! (25/25) 

 Map of regions of the US all of the regions highlighted and "unlocked"

Timed Challenges

First Gift

Set your alarm for 11:59 p.m. and get your credit card ready. The cause that gets the first gift after midnight on March 3 wins the prize of an extra $150!

Donation Power Hour 1 — 8–9 a.m.

Every gift to any cause is matched dollar for dollar with a donation to the Chico State Fund (up to $2,000)! Additionally, the cause that receives the most gifts during this hour earns $250 toward their fund!

First to 50

The first fund to receive 50 gifts during the 24-hour Giving Day period will earn a bonus $100!

Social Media Challenge: Why Give? — before 4 p.m. on March 3

Earn $100 for your favorite cause and a $100 gift card to the Wildcat Store (second place earns $75 for their cause and a $75 gift card, third place earns $50 for their cause and a $50 gift card)! Share on Twitter or Instagram why your favorite cause deserves bonus bucks—“[Program/cause] deserves #ChicoStateGivingDay $ because…” We will choose first, second, and third place winners who post before 4:00 p.m. on March 3! Remember: your social profile must be public and the post tagged #ChicoStateGivingDay or #CatsGiveBack for us to find you!

Donation Power Hour 2 — 7–8 p.m.

Every gift to any cause is matched dollar for dollar with a donation to the Chico State Fund (up to $2,000)! Additionally, the cause that receives the most gifts during this hour earns $250 toward their fund!

Last Gift

At 11:59 p.m., it’s your last chance to give! The person who makes the last gift of the day will win $150 for their chosen cause.